Some families of Sturgeon Bay students have a chance to get help paying off lunch balances from the school year. The Sturgeon Bay lunch fund has received a donation of $541.97 from the Jandu Petroleum Pride Pumps promotion. This money can go to families who owe money for school breakfasts and lunches. Many families qualify for free meals or meals for $0.40 but others may fall just short of qualifying for those rates. Jenny Spude, the Food Service Director for Sturgeon Bay Schools, says these families sometimes only make money over the summer and can’t pay as the school year goes along. She added thanks to the Pride Pumps donation if families can put up any money for the meal balance, that the school will be able to match it. Spude continued the school will never turn a student away who needs a meal even if they don’t have the money.
Spude was very thankful to Jandu Petroleum and the Pride Pumps donation. It can be difficult to apply for grants or other donations because there are qualifications or stipulations for the money. With the Pride Pumps, the money just goes to the departments which give them the freedom to put it into any project.